Sports And Athletes

Unlocking Your Athletic Potential

Everyone has that elite athlete inside that is just waiting to be shown. Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, research has shown a proper functioning nervous system can help you avoid injury and perform better.

Dr. Nelson specializes in sports chiropractic and the care of athletes. Sports participation can lead to many bumps and bruises that can affect, not just performance, but also everyday life. Pushing your body to the limit can bring the transcendent joy of victory or the heartache of defeat. But no matter the outcome, we live for the challenge. Most people don’t know that every NFL team has a chiropractor on staff for before, elite athletes as a way to not only recover faster but also to obtain new levels of performance. Jerry Rice (NFL hall of Famer): “I did a lot of thing to stay in the game, but chiropractors were among the most important.” professional athlete, chiropractic care is an important part of my game plan. Chiropractic keeps my body balanced, flexible and ready for action on game days, and provides rehab and supports recovery afterwards.”

Group of men riding their bikes

“Performing at my best is important to me and should be to everyone. I am blessed that my dad is a chiropractor. Getting adjusted regularly – along with practicing other good health habits that my mom helped me to establish – are all part of my goal to win in life and on the field.”

Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers quarterback)

“I’ve always been a proponent of chiropractic care. The problem doesn’t get fixed until I go to a doctor of chiropractic.”

Derek Parra (Olympic speed skating gold medalist)
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What The Research Says

A Canadian research team included chiropractic care in the rehabilitation program of sixteen injured female long distance runners. Not only did these runners recover quickly, seven of them actually scored “personal best” performances while under chiropractic care (1).

The Journal of Physical Therapy published an article testing the vertical jump height of 30 female athletes. The research showed that after an adjustment of the pelvis that the vertical jump height improved significantly (2).

  1. Grimston, SK, Engsberg JR, Shaw L & Vetanze NW, (1990) “Muscular rehabilitation Prescribed in coordination with prior Chiropractic therapyas a treatment for sacroiliac subluxations in female distance runners” Chiropractic Sports Medicine p.2-8
  2. The influence of pelvic adjustment on vertical jump height in female university students with functional leg length inequality. J. Phys. Ther. Sci. 27: 251–253, 2015